Our Board and Staff

  • Board of Trustees


  • Claire Knopf - Chair
  • Robert Patton - Vice Chair
  • Mario Monello - Treasurer
  • Bonnie Klein - Vice Chair


  • Victor Almeida, DO, FACEP
  • Bill Arnold, Ex-officio member
  • Virginia S. Bauer*
  • Ana Blank
  • Robert Boyle
  • Gary Chropuvka
  • Carolyn DeForte Wasserfall, DMD
  • Michael J. Del Priore*
  • Carolyn C. DeSena
  • Anthony J. Diaco*
  • Warren Diamond
  • Samuel Fromkin*
  • Gregory A. Greco, DO, FACS
  • Terry Ingram*
  • Dennis Kelly
  • Kevin Kelly
  • Tara Kelly, Ex-offcio member
  • Marshall Knopf
  • George Laufenberg*
  • Jeffrey Lederman, DO, Ex-officio member
  • Bruce M. Meyer*
  • Gloria Nilson*
  • Ty J. Olson, MD, FACS
  • Michael O’Neill*
  • Luanne M. Peterpaul, Esq.
  • Carl Reiss
  • Joseph J. Romanowski*
  • Richard B. Ruchman, MD*, FACR*
  • Patrick P. Scire
  • Anil K. Sharma, MD
  • Karen Siciliano*
  • Robert H. Sickles
  • Carol Stillwell*
  • Ann Unterberg*
  • Dan Whalen

Honorary Trustees

  • John C. Archibald
  • Alan Davis, Esq.
  • Lewis M. Eisenberg
  • Shelley D. Schultz
  • Don J. Summa, CPA
  • Alexis Tucci, Esq.

*Advisory Board Member

Our Staff

Main Telephone Number: (732) 923-6886

Tara F. Kelly

Vice President
phone: 732-923-6887
e-mail: Tara.Kelly@rwjbh.org

Maja Meighan

Assistant VP of Development
e-mail: Maja.Meighan@rwjbh.org

Kelly Boyer

Events Manager
phone: 732-923-6885
e-mail: Kelly.Boyer@rwjbh.org

Robin Embrey

Director of Donor Relations
phone: 732-923-6888
e-mail: Robin.Embrey@rwjbh.org

Kathryn Liguori

Development Coordinator
phone: 732-923-6884
email: Kathyrn.Liguori@rwjbh.org

Evelyn Nitis

Director of Special Events
phone: 732-923-7525
e-mail: Evelyn.Nitis@rwjbh.org

Ashley Plakas

Development Manager
phone: 732-923-6919
e-mail: Ashley.Plakas@rwjbh.org

Betsy Santorello
Senior Administrative Assistant
phone: 732-923-6883
e-mail: betsy.Santorello@rwjbh.org

Stronger and Healthier Community

Message from Foundation Leadership

“Jersey Strong” was the rallying cry that brought New Jersey together to fight the adversity brought about by Hurricane Sandy. The rallying cry we now need is “a stronger and healthier Monmouth County.” We believe Monmouth Medical Center is at the core of a healthier future for our community. And they need support from us – the Foundation.

2017 was an amazing year with exceptional philanthropy and true community support, MMC Foundation raised over $9 million! These funds went directly into ensuring the best possible medical care for our community. This includes the creation of the Judith W. Dawkins Women’s Health Program and addressing a strong need facing the community for an open discussion and education on behavioral health.

Through the Foundation’s funding, MMC clinical teams can do their work more effectively with the use of advanced technology and state-of-the-art equipment. Throughout this issue you will meet our grateful patients and see for yourself how MMC and the equipment and programs your donations made possible continue to keep the community healthy.

Fundraising activities, including various events like our Invitational Golf Classic & Tennis Tournament and Power of Pink Luncheon, not only raise necessary funds, they raise awareness of essential health issues facing local families. These events and additional outreach efforts brought us face to face with over 1,500 people last year, allowing us to empower, educate and improve the health of our shared community.

Over the next few years, we envision even more community involvement. This year we will prepare to launch exciting fundraising initiatives designed to prepare the hospital for the changes in healthcare and the growing needs for you and your family. In the decades ahead investments in MMC will provide future improvements to facilities and new technology while expanding the footprint of our clinical teams throughout Monmouth County.

MMC is a community leader. You can be too. Let’s work together to keep our community healthy and strong….Jersey Strong.

Yours in health,

Robert Butters, Board Chair

Tara Kelly, Vice President of Development, MMCF


Patient Stories

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